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ARCH 2401 ESSAY QUESTION TEST 2 “Discuss the design and construction of _______ and its influence on the evolution of the built form of the Christian / Cathedral. (Discuss the entire evolution but be sure to emphasis the design and the construction of _______.)” Egyptian – 1450 BC - Rhythm Strong spacial sequence Upward incline to front gate entry Rows of sphinxes all the way to front gate which add to large scale (Huge and made you feel small) - The gate separates outside from inside which made the temple seem like a special place different from the outside world (divides sacred secular) and behind gate is sunlit courtyard - Then from courtyard go through middle door to hypostyle hall which has a bunch of columns supporting the roof {Traviated- post and beam}. Divided in 3 spaces, a central hallway and two sides (central has higher ceilings than two sides, and the two sides are not as well lit and darker than middle) huge scale makes you feel small, intimidates you - After hallway is space only for clergy - Clear stories with stone grills (allow light to enter into the central hallway) - built out of stone to last a long time and to make it stick out (no stone in desert, plus, an important building should be built out of special, hard to get materials) - Temple of the sun god Amon 1450 BC Greek – 450 BC - Ex. Parthenon 448-432BC :
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